Department of Numbers

Santa Fe, New Mexico Job Growth

There were 55,800 jobs in Santa Fe, New Mexico in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 65,150 employed persons for the month. Santa Fe added 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 92 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Santa Fe job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 55,800 +100 -8,000
CPS 65,150 +92 -8,134

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Santa Fe, New Mexico Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Santa Fe as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Santa Fe, New Mexico

CES employment for Santa Fe peaked in September 2007 at 66,900. Since then 11,100 jobs have been lost in Santa Fe according to the employer survey. From a trough of 52,300 in April 2020, Santa Fe has gained 3,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 76,042 for Santa Fe in January 2007. 10,892 jobs have been lost in Santa Fe since then according to the household survey. From a July 2020 low of 59,576, Santa Fe has added 5,574 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Santa Fe, New Mexico Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 55,800 100 65,150 92
January 2021 55,700 -100 65,058 57
December 2020 55,800 -800 65,001 24
November 2020 56,600 0 64,977 1,113
October 2020 56,600 300 63,864 -1,460
September 2020 56,300 900 65,324 5,607
August 2020 55,400 900 59,717 141
July 2020 54,500 300 59,576 -3,404
June 2020 54,200 700 62,980 218
May 2020 53,500 1,200 62,762 2,407
April 2020 52,300 -10,700 60,355 -11,728
March 2020 63,000 -800 72,083 -1,201